Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive. Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near the Stockyards Visitor’s Center. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com. Along E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:15 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The hour-long Trinity River Fun Run leaves from the Stockyards at 2:45 p.m. Pricing varies, see web site for details. For information, 817-410-3123, www.stockyardsstation.com/attractions, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad. Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s satellite exhibit of 150 Years of Fort Worth. Fort Worth’s interesting history is housed in the nearly 100-year-old Fire Station No. 1 building located in the City Center Complex. This exhibit traces Fort Worth’s development from its beginning as a frontier outpost, through its rowdy youth as a cattle town to the present. See graphics, historical artifacts, photographs and documents, reproduced paintings and original posters. The building that houses the exhibit is also a valuable piece of Fort Worth history since it is the site of the original city hall. Free admission. Hrs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fwmuseum.org/150-fort-worth-history. Corner of 2nd & Commerce Sts.
Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. See more than 2,000 artifacts about the remarkable women that shaped the West. Hrs. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed for major holidays; see web site for details. Admission $10 13+, $8 seniors 60+, $8 children 3-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then to the greenhouse, cafe and the waterways. The main gardens are free & open daily from dawn until dusk. A small fee is required for the 7.5 acre Japanese garden, which is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers tours that take about an hour. A small fee is also required for the conservatory, which is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ongoing Free outdoor concerts at Levitt Pavilion. Enjoy 50 free outdoor concerts a year with a broad-based concert calendar of professional musical artists. You’ll find everything from Grammy Award winners to world music, jazz and home-grown Texas country. The Levitt’s Children’s Concerts include fun, interactive shows with award-winning artists who teach young audiences gentle lessons about good manners, creativity, self-esteem and the world around them in a fun way. Free admission. For more information, www.levittpavilionarlington.org. Levitt Pavilion, 505 E. Border St., Arlington, TX 76010.
Ongoing Fort Worth Trinity Park. The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5 adults 18+, $4.50 children ages 4-17 and 60+, $4 groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org. 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Zoo. This home to nearly 7,000 native and exotic animals is ranked the no. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide. Admission $12 13+, $9 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Open 365 days a year! Hrs. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat & Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See web site for holiday hours. For more information 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
Ongoing The Christian Arts Museum. The Christian Arts Museum showcases “Inspirational Art,” including a three dimensional, full-size exhibition that recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Free admission. Hrs. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, 817-332-7878, www.cacmuseum.org. 3221 Hamilton Ave.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. See history and nature with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. This month’s features include: Jerusalem, Journey to the South Pacific, Robots, Tornado Alley, Humpback Wales and more. Gen. Ad. $6 guests, $3 members. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/omni-imax-now-showing. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $5 adults, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge 8 a.m.-5 p.m., hours vary for special events. See web site for details. For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
Ongoing The Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s web site offers The Google Art Project. It’s another way for visitors to explore the Amon Carter’s collection. Check out special exhibitions museum staff have created, and learn more about the Carter’s vast holdings. https://amoncarter.culturalspot.org/browse/?projectId=amoncarter&8129907598665562501=140826675.
Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. This beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace to the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Fridays & Saturdays Four Day Weekend comedy. This six-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music with their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $20. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. For information, 817-226-4329, www.fourdayweekend.com. 312 Houston St.
Through Aug. 9 The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee at Runway Theater. The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally quirky grown-ups. Performances at Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m. and Sun. 3 p.m. $15 adults, $12 students and seniors. For more information, www.runwaytheatre.com. 817-488-4842. 215 North Dooley St. Grapevine, 76051.
Through Aug. 14 Fort Worth Museum of Science and History-Reel Adventures in Sci-Fi. Join the bridge crew and man a station during an Artemis starship combat simulation, set phasers to stun and create stellar light painting images, and learn how science fiction has influenced technology through the genius of visionaries like Gene Roddenberry. Come dressed as your favorite galactic character and get ready for an evening of cosmic exploration! After the Sci-Fi activities, guests will have the opportunity to engage in the full dome experience of Star Trek on the giant IMAX screen. For more information, 817-255-9540, www.tickets.fwmuseum.org/public/show.asp. 1600 Gendy St.
Through Aug. 16 Arlington Museum of Art presents: Toulouse-Lautrec & La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910. See almost 200 pieces from avant-garde Post-Impressionist artists working in a new French “modern” style. This expansive exhibit is built around the work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, painter of scenes and artists from the famed Paris theatre the Moulin Rouge. Tickets $8 adults, $5 seniors/students, children 12 and under free. Hrs. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. For more information, www.arlingtonmuseum.org. 201 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
Through Aug. 21 “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” exhibit in Downtown Grapevine. This larger than life pop-up book exhibition dazzles the eyes and stimulates the mind using creativity, play and exploration. Visitors literally step into the pages of the story at each exhibit section, which is designed as an open book. Science, art and history are explored through the wonder of this timeless story with hands-on activities and interactive exhibits. Free admission. For more information, 817-410-3185, www.grapevinetexasusa.com. 636 S. Main St. Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Aug. 23 Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention exhibit at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Amon Carter is delighted to participate in a national tour organized by the Terra Foundation for American Art of Samuel F. B. Morse’s iconic painting Gallery of the Louvre (1831-1833). Free admission. Hrs. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Aug. 23 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth features Framing Desire: Photography and Video. This exhibition showcases over 40 recent acquisitions alongside iconic photographs and videos from the permanent collection. The artists use their medium in ways that transcend what the imagery literally depicts to intensify the idea of desire. Interweaving the documentary, subjective, and symbolic, these artists address sexuality, gender, longing, catharsis, and transgression, among other subjects. For more information, 817-738-9215. www.themodern.org. 3200 Darnell St.
Through Aug. 23 Jubilee Theatre presents, The Color Purple. This inspiring family saga tells an unforgettable story of a woman who through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. Recommended for audiences over 14 years of age. For tickets, performance times and additional information, www.jubileetheatre.org, 817-338-4411. 506 Main St.
Through Sept. 7 Design Zone at The Fort Worth Museum of Science & History. This highly interactive, hands-on exhibition lets visitors learn the processes and tools needed to create a successful design. The exhibit is organized into three thematic zones, all highlighting the importance of science and mathematical thinking in areas critical to building creativity and innovation: art, music, and engineering. For more information, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Through Sept. 7 7th Annual SummerBlast Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine. This weekly show can be viewed from the rooftop of the parking garage at Gaylord Texan Resort, as well as parks around Lake Grapevine. Showtime 9:30 p.m. For more information, www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Summer.
Through Sept. 13 Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. See approximately 120 masterworks, including fine examples of basketry, pottery, sculpture, ivories, kachina dolls, regalia, and pictographic arts from tribes across the North American continent. Visit the museum’s Research Library to learn more about American Indian art, Wed.-Fri. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Museum hrs. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, http://bit.ly/1HEwfu3. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Sept. 20 Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland at the Kimbell Art Museum. The 55 paintings in the exhibition span a period of more than 400 years (1490–1932) and include some of the greatest holdings of the three institutions that comprise the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh: the Scottish National Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Free admission. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Nov. 14 Lone Star Murder Mysteries presents Missed Fortune. Greedy Granbury Green, the town’s big shot banker, has been bumped off and Marshal Jim Courtright may need a crystal ball to figure out who done it! All predictions indicate laughter in the immediate future as you interactively help the Marshal read the signs and solve the crime. Tickets $59 per person for entertainment and dinner. For more information, 817-310-5588, www.texasstardinnertheater.com. 816 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Jan. 10, 2016 Remington & Russell, Retold exhibit, features 38 paintings from two of the foremost visual storytellers of the 19th-century American West: Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. Together these men shaped America’s vision of the Western frontier, bringing to life unforgettable characters and recalling significant events. Free docent-guided tours Tue. & Sat. 2 p.m. Hrs. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. For information, 817-332-6554, www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org. 309 Main Street in Sundance Square.
1 TCC Proud. Celebrate TCC’s 50th anniversary at a free community event on the Trinity River. Activities to include a time capsule, Kids Zone, TCC exhibits and experiences and a live remote from KISS-FM. Bring your camera for photo opportunities with mascots from the Texas Rangers and TCC. For more information, http://go.activecalendar.com/tccd/event/tccproud-celebrating-50-years. Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.
1 Billy Bob’s Texas-Tanya Tucker. Tickets $12 & $28. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
1,7,8,14,15,21,22,28,29 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Reserved box seats & VIP $22.50, Gen. Ad. $17.50, seniors 60+, $12.50 & children 3-12, $10. 8 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
1,2,8,9,15,16,22,23,29,30 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Family friendly entertainment. Box seats $18, Gen. Ad. $15, seniors 60+ $11 & children 3-12, $8. Performances 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
1-30 Magnolia at the Modern. This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. August’s showings: Irrational Man-July 31-Aug. 9, Jimmy’s Hall– Aug. 14-16, The Diary of a Teenage Girl– Aug. 21-23, Meru– Aug. 28-30. Tickets $9, $7 for Modern members. Showtimes vary, see web site for details. The Sunday noon show is half price. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, www.themodern.org/films/upcoming. 3200 Darnell St.
6,13,20,27 “Rockin the River” Concert Series at Panther Island Pavilion. Beat the heat at the only waterfront stage in Texas. This free weekly summer concert series on The Trinity River is near downtown Fort Worth. Enjoy the show floating in the river, or bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a great view from the shore. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and tube rentals are $6. Head out to Panther Island Pavilion for Sunday Funday, the family-friendly version of Rockin’ the River, every Sunday from 1-6 p.m. For more information, www.rockintheriverfw.com. Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.
6-Sept. 13 Stage West Theatre presents, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play. See the show that the New York Times calls “downright brilliant.” The electrical grid has fallen, and society has crumbled. On a dangerous, electric-less night, a mismatched group of strangers gather round an isolated campfire, trying to recall an episode of The Simpsons. See how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For more information, 817-784-9378, www.stagewest.org. West Vickery Blvd.
7 Billy Bob’s Texas-A Thousand Horses with Levi Hummon (Levi starts at 9 p.m., A Thousand Horses starts at 10:30 p.m.) Tickets $12 & $16. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
7-9 Texas Tax Free Weekend – Texas shoppers can say adios to the sales tax on most clothing, footwear, backpacks, and other school supplies priced at $100 or less. For more information, http://comptroller.texas.gov/taxinfo/taxpubs/taxholiday/d/.
7-23 See Mama Won’t Fly at Theatre Arlington. Theatre Arlington’s 42nd anniversary season comes to a close with a hysterically funny race against the clock. Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother’s wedding. Savannah’s problem: Mama won’t fly. With only four days to make it to the ceremony, this determined daughter has no choice but to transport her equally strong-willed mother cross-country in Mama’s vintage sedan. Tickets are $22 with discounts available for seniors, students, groups of ten or more or with Press Pass. Performance times vary, see website for more information, www.theatrearlington.org. Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
8 Billy Bob’s Texas-Jack Ingram. Tickets $12 & $18. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
12-16 Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS. Amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and mysterious creatures of the past: a Unicorn, a Pegasus and a Woolly Mammoth! Join us for an unforgettable family night of legendary proportions! Showtimes and ticket prices vary. For more information, www.ringling.com. Ft. Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St.
14 Billy Bob’s Texas-Asleep at the Wheel. Tickets $12 & $20. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
14, 21 Artful Readings at Kimbell Art Museum. The selection for the evening is The Anatomy Lesson: A Novel by Nina Siegal. Participants explore connections in the literary and visual arts through group discussions and special presentations on selected books. Includes wine and light refreshments, as well as a 20% discount on Artful Readings selections in the Museum Shop. Lecture begins 5:30 p.m. For more information, 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
15 Billy Bob’s Texas-Clay Walker. Tickets $16 & $35. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
20-Sept. 19 Lovers and Executioners at Circle Theatre. In this comic battle of the sexes, Bernard suspects his wife, Julie, of infidelity. With an over-reaction only possible in the realm of French farce, Bernard deposits Julie on a desert island, expecting never to see her again. She makes her way back and, disguised as a man, wreaks havoc on her husband’s new life. Ticket prices, performance dates and times vary. For more information, 817-877-3040 or www.circletheatre.com. 230 West Fourth Street in Sundance Square.
21 Billy Bob’s Texas-The Bellamy Brothers. Tickets $16 & $20. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
22 Billy Bob’s Texas-The Stars of Nashville: Charles Esten & Clare Bowen. Tickets $18, $35 & $40. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
22-March 2016 Highlights from the Permanent Collection at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. See a new installation of the permanent collection. This re-arrangement consists of treasured favorites, rarely seen works from the vault, and new acquisitions. Highlighted artists include: Robert Motherwell, Philip Guston, Gerhard Richter, Fred Sandback, and Morris Louis. Tickets $10, $4 students and seniors, children 12 & under free. For more information, see website, www.themodern.org. 3200 Darnell St.
23 Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at Bass Performance Hall. A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Performance 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
27 Billy Bob’s Texas-Most Good Music Fest featuring Aaron Watson. Tickets $20, $35 & $100. Doors open at 6 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
28 Billy Bob’s Texas-Tyler Farr. Tickets $16 & $20. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
28-30 Classical Masters Festival: The Music of Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart presented by The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. In the first year of a three-year cycle, Miguel Harth-Bedoya will lead the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in music by three titans of the symphonic repertoire: Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
29 Billy Bob’s Texas-Sara Evans. Tickets $16, $35 & $40. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
Coming Sept. 5 Fort Worth’s Flying Saucer hosts the ninth annual benefit bash for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) Charity beginning at 7:30 p.m. The premier Beatles Tribute Band A Hard Days Night leads this year’s bash again. Dr. Omar Selod founded the PMR charity to provide financial assistance to those who cannot afford to pay for their medical needs. The Fort Worth branch of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), one of the oldest running professional service organizations in the U.S., puts this benefit together. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For advance tickets, go to www.BenefitBashFW.com. 111 E. Third St. at Commerce.